"The reason Milton ..." Quote of William Blake

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
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The reason Milton wrote in fetters when he wrote of Angels & God, and at liberty when of Devils & Hell, is because he was a true Poet, and of the Devil's party without knowing it.

William Blake
William Blake (1757-1827), British poet, painter, engraver. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, plate 6, "The Voice of the Devil," (c. 1793), repr. In Complete Writings, ed. Geoffrey Keynes (1957).
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